Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

New payment & test procedures
When do I get my vehicle inspected?
Where do I take my car to have it inspected?
How much will the test cost?
When is the best time to have my vehicle inspected?
What do I need to bring with me when I have my car inspected?
Where should I get my vehicle repaired?
What about new cars, older cars or non-factory specification vehicles?
Are new vehicles exempt?
Are old vehicles exempt?
What if my vehicle fails inspection?
What types of inspection may be performed on my vehicle?
Is my vehicle required to have a catalytic converter?
Can emission readings vary when no work has been done to the engine?
What if my vehicle fails only part of the inspection?
If my vehicle fails, where do I start?
Where do I take my vehicle for repairs?
What about heavier vehicles?
Who can take my vehicle in for an inspection?
How far in advance can I have my vehicle tested?
How often will my vehicle need to be inspected?
Do I need to make an appointment before taking my vehicle to an inspection station?
What if my vehicle continues to fail the inspection?
What if my vehicle is out of the area when the tags are due?
Why must we test when vehicles are operating more cleanly today than ever before?